Entries from The “World” According to Jack tagged with 'Disney's Hollywood Studios'

Landscaping the World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Last week I discussed the landscaping found in Epcot. I pointed out how important this aspect of theme park design is when telling a story and creating a mood. Today I'm going to look at Disney's Hollywood Studios and...

Water at Walt Disney World -- Part Three

Last Monday I discussed how water played a role in the creation of Walt Disney World and how it helps entertain guests in the Magic Kingdom. On Thursday I continued this discussion with a look at Epcot. Today I'm...

Disney Hodgepodge Four

Pacific Electric Pictures Today I'm going to discuss one of the stores found on Hollywood Boulevard at Disney's Hollywood Studios, L.A. Cinema Storage. Inside this building shoppers can find children's clothing, plush toys, character hats, and princess merchandise. As...

Boardwalk Bakery Reopens

After an extensive refurbishment, the Boardwalk Bakery reopened today (April 26, 2013) - and I was impressed. But before I show you the great work the Imagineers did, I'll show you a few "before" pictures. This first photo shows...

Great Movie Ride (Repeat)

Today's repeat article will be "The Great Movie Ride." This blog originally ran on August 28, 2009. The piece is virtually unchanged from its original posting. The Great Movie Ride has been entertaining guests for over twenty years, allowing...

Disney Common Bonds 2 - Answers

I've created a second "Common Bonds" quiz. Here is a reminder of how the game is played. I will be giving you three words or phrases that have something in common. It will be your job to figure out...

Backlot Express Restaurant

I was recently at Disney's Hollywood Studios with some friends when lunchtime approached. Since we didn't have reservations for any of the table-service restaurants, and we really didn't want to spend that much money anyway, we opted for a...

Letter Perfect - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Part Four

Yesterday I discussed the fonts used at Epcot. Today I'll be looking at the typefaces used at Disney's Hollywood Studios. But first let's take a gander at the old logo for this park. Three fonts were used for The Disney/MGM...

Window Artists

I was recently provided with an opportunity to learn a little about window design at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I'm talking about the art of displaying goods and merchandise in shop windows to entice you into the stores to part with...

Summer Nightastic – Disney's Hollywood Studios

Last night (June 8, 2010), I checked out the Summer Nightastic events going on at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The first happening was the Rock N' Glow Dance Party being presented on a large stage erected in front of the Sorcerer...

Got A Light? - Part One - Disney's Hollywood Studios

In my never ending crusade to get people to notice the details at Walt Disney World, I recently wrote a series of blogs about the benches in the four theme parks. Although I thought the subject matter was interesting, I...

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror -- Part Two

Yesterday, I gave you a brief history of the Tower of Terror and walked you through the attraction up through the Lobby. Today we'll finish the tour. From the hotel lobby we proceed to one of the two libraries. It's...

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror -- Part One

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is my favorite attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In my opinion, it is one of Disney's crowning gems and an absolute "must see" on every visit. I'd be surprised if any other attraction has...

Have a Seat in Walt Disney World - Part 4

Like everything that Disney does, theming is paramount. In this multi-part blog I'll be touring all four parks and pointing out benches, chairs, and other seating options that have been themed specifically for a land or area. For the most...

One Man's Dream

On October 1, 2001, the Disney Company kicked off a year-long celebration called 100 Years of Magic to honor Walt's birth a century earlier. The Disney/MGM Studio was selected to be the "official" park for this tribute and a Sorcerer's...

More Disney's Hollywood Studios Details

During World Wars I & II, Victory Gardens (also known as War Gardens) were encouraged by various governments, including the United States. Citizens were asked to plant fruits and vegetables in their backyards and on apartment terraces and rooftops. This...

Luxo Jr.

Now appearing at Disney's Hollywood Studios: Luxo Jr. Every 15-20 minutes, Luxo Jr., the dancing lamp from the Pixar movies, makes an appearance across the street from Toy Story Mania. Perched on a stage above the crowd, this cute little...

Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride has been entertaining guests for over twenty years, allowing us to do more than just see some of the classics, but to be immersed in and surrounded by them. Fifty-nine Audio-Animatronics figures, recreating some of Hollywood's...

Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner – Disney's Hollywood Studios

"Min and Bill" was an MGM movie released in 1930. It starred Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery and tells the story of a dockside innkeeper (Min) who, while raising her adopted daughter, has an ongoing love/hate relationship with a boozy...

Star Wars Weekends 2009

Star Wars Guide Map - Very large file Star Wars Weekend Tips Additional Star Wars Weekend Information I went to Disney's Hollywood Studios today to check out the opening of Star Wars Weekends. I arrived at 8:30am and the...

New Amsterdam Theatre

Signs abound at Walt Disney World. Many are informational or instructional, while others entertain and amuse us. And there are a few that have a story buried within them. One in particular comes to mind and that's what this blog...

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

I'm going to assume that most of you have seen the "Voyage of the Little Mermaid" show during one of your visits to Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you haven't, then you should. It's very cute. I recently forced a friend...

Muppet*Vision 3-D Trivia

My next bit of theme park trivia involves the Muppet*Vision 3-D attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The moment you enter the building, look to your right. You will see a ticket window. Hanging in the window is a sign that...

Sunset Boulevard - Disney's Hollwood Studios

I ate lunch at Disney's Hollywood Studios last week with my friend Flo. During our meal, she asked me if I knew about the "Contractor's Signature" marker on Sunset Blvd. When I said no, it surprised her as she thought...

American Idol – Soft Opening

The grand opening of the new American Idol attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios is scheduled for February 14th of this year. There will be an official "Grand Opening Celebration" with invited media on February 12th. In the meantime, Disney is...

Animation Academy - The Magic of Disney Animation

When the Disney/MGM Studios (now Disney's Hollywood Studios) opened, it featured a wonderful animation tour. Guests started the tour by viewing a short film, narrated by Walter Cronkite and with Robin Williams voicing one of the lost boys from Neverland....

Tower of Terror

What's wrong with this picture? Come on. Look closely. You can figure it out. No? Then take a closer look - specifically, the Tower of Terror. What's wrong with it? The Imagineers do an excellent job when detailing a restaurant,...

Pacific Electric Railway & Disney

Years before Los Angeles was famous for its freeways, it boasted the largest mass transit system in the world, the Pacific Electric Railway. Locals affectionately called the trolleys either the P.E. or the Big Red Car. The system spanned southern...

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